So adorably sweet and sexy! I love that when I start a book by Krista Sandor, I know exactly what I’m going to get – a light, fun, and steamy story with characters who might take a little while to grow on me. And that is exactly the case here. When I first started reading Own the Eights, it wasn’t particularly easy to connect to either of the leads… but that’s all intentional. These are two people who have let past hurts dictate their current actions, leading to some misguided philosophies about life. As the story moves forward, these two learn and grow, making them much easier to love.
The story follows Georgie and Jordan, two bloggers who are finalists in a competition. They both write about life and love, though they do it in very different ways. Once told that she’s an 8 at best by a guy who seemed too good to be true, low-maintenance Georgie preaches that women should seek out an 8 because the 10s will only disappoint you. As a teen, Jordan was picked on because of his scrawny frame, so he’s changed his whole lifestyle in order to strive to be the perfect 10. Georgie and Jordan don’t see eye to eye, but they’re paired up anyways, and all of their bickering/bantering leads to a connection neither one saw coming.
If you’re looking for a light and sexy read with the tension you get from an enemies to lovers romance (without all of the heaviness), that’s exactly what you’ll find with Own the Eights. These characters grow and change along the way, but Sandor doesn’t linger on the angst. I loved that there was a definite enemies to lovers vibe in what is very much a rom com – that definitely helped build the chemistry. It’s sexy and a little steamy, and though you might not love Jordan at the start, he’ll win you over by the end. I considered rating this 4 stars because the characters were slow to grow on me, but then I realized that was the intention all along. Looking forward to seeing what’s next from this series! I received an ARC via Give Me Books and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy rom com.
Series: Own the Eights #1
jerks. Her Own the Eights blog dishes out advice on how to steer clear
of egotistical creeps only concerned with looks and status. Her focus is
finding one’s true soulmate—not the superficial ten but the solid, reliable
settle for anything less than the best. His blog promotes working
hard, playing harder, and striving to always be—you guessed it—a ten.
online competition, opinions clash and mouse pads fly.
wants to keep her shop open, that winner needs to be her.
the more they learn that, when it comes to love, a number might not be what
matters the most.
and oodles of laugh out loud moments!
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writes steamy contemporary romance with toe-curlingly hot heroes and heroines
you’ll want as your best friends.